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Parents, step up! Take charge!

Parents, step up! Take charge!

Feb. 27 |     In this madness of crime and murder, are you in charge of your household? Some households have a mother and father, some just a mother or just a father… Either way, are you in charge? From the birth of your child to 18 years of...

Communicating your personal brand — Identifying your brand statement

Communicating your personal brand — Identifying your brand statement

Feb. 27 | As you campaign to obtain your target job or launch a business, your personal brand statement should be communicated. According to Career Distinction: Standing out by Building Your Brand by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson, your brand statement should...

Heroes and heroines in Black History Month

Heroes and heroines in Black History Month

Feb. 27 |   “Things that no one knows, things that leave no trace, do not exist.” (Italo Svevo, Zeno’s Conscience)   Rosa Parks is a household name for her defiance of Jim Crow laws in the South. She died at age 92, 50 years after the event...

Black sportswriting talent finds outlet on new online site

Black sportswriting talent finds outlet on new online site

Feb. 27 | The Shadow League.com is an online site that features Black writers who provide in-depth articles. It provides “engaging, insightful and entertaining coverage of the intersection of sports, pop culture and Kevin Clinkscales race” from a diverse...

Keith recalls how he and Lesli met — and the foul names she’d called him

Keith recalls how he and Lesli met — and the foul names she’d called him

Feb. 27 |     Making her way from the bed to the bathroom, Lesli called, “Honey, you there?” Keith blew cigarette smoke out. “Yeah, baby, I’m here,” he lied in what he hoped was a strong, assuring voice. Fact is, he was, as the saying goes,...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights

This week’s Entertainment spotlights

Feb. 27 | Kevin Bozeman   Mar. 5-9, various show times Acme Comedy Co. 708 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-338-6393 or www.acmecomedycompany.com With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh Bozeman has been entertaining in clubs and colleges...

Black sportswriting talent finds outlet on new online site

Black sportswriting talent finds outlet on new online site

Feb. 27 | The Shadow League.com is an online site that features Black writers who provide in-depth articles. It provides “engaging, insightful and entertaining coverage of the intersection of sports, pop culture and race” from a diverse perspective.   Comparable...

José James and band awes Cedar crowd

José James and band awes Cedar crowd

Feb. 27 |     José James didn’t just sing during his homecoming concert at the Cedar on January 29, he spoke his mind. And he delivered on the wish that most concertgoers have when they go to see a promising new artist perform. He took them on...

The legacy of Marvin “Corky” Taylor — Rest in peace, Black Warrior, one of  the Honest Five who refused to lie

The legacy of Marvin “Corky” Taylor — Rest in peace, Black Warrior, one of the Honest Five who refused to lie

Feb. 27 |   Marvin “Corky” Taylor was recognized by NERA (National Economic Research Associates) for his contributions to the completion of NERA’s October 21, 2010 report to the City of Minneapolis on the City’s purposeful failure to meet its diversity,...